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Enemy

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6.91 h 30 min201415
Jake Gyllenhaal as doppelgangers in this dark, pulsating thriller from Denis Villeneuve.
Directors
Denis Villeneuve
Starring
Jake GyllenhaalMélanie LaurentSarah Gadon
Genres
DramaSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Isabella Rossellini
Studio
Rhombus Media (Enemy) Inc.
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3.8 out of 5 stars

1432 global ratings

  1. 41% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 16% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 11% of reviews have 1 stars
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ScaramouseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Strangely unpalatable
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Denis Villeneuve - an original and thoughtful director who here slipped on a gigantic banana peel. Jake Gyllenhaal - an enormously gifted actor whose brilliance could not make either of his twin parts remotely appealing (apart from the great beard). Sarah Gadon and Melanie Laurent - two of the most appealing young talents in film, here reduced to regrettable background noise. Enemy, the film? A collapsed lung of an enterprise. Filmed in a glaucous tinge that makes of every moment an unending ordeal, with a plot neither complex nor ingenious, but tiresome and dull-witted, gussied up with dream sequences that neither enhance nor explain the story, it only goes to show that you can assemble a cohort of capable craftspersons - and still come up with a clunker.
2 people found this helpful
AGReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 December 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pay to watch a moive and no subtitle
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Well what to expect from Amazon Prime and their movies/series.. I only rent to see with subtitle and only watch movie/series with subtitle as I have heard of hearing. So many times it show yes it has subtitle.. and end up not have it, very very annoying special when you pay to watch something.. shame on you Amazon.
2 people found this helpful
Mr. R. StantonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 September 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Arachnophobia
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After the book left me with major head trauma trying to figure out just what the hell was going on I turned to the film for answers only to be left with more questions. The story is superb as a man hunts for answers after seeing his doppelganger in a movie he has rented. However, the execution is baffling and it's mostly down to the spiders. There were no spiders in the novel and they appear at random points throughout the film, like a sinister presence overseeing the events. The spiders almost appear like an invading force but I can only imagine they're a metaphor for the government or some other controlling force that is not fully explored or at least not with any transparency within the narrative. I think I missed something with this and the story may forever remain a mystery to me which is a shame because I loved the previous adaptation of the author's work (Blindness). Besides the confusion I thought it was a well shot film, with great screen presence from Jake Gyllenhaal in duel roles and I'm sure somewhere, hidden amongst the spider webs is a great film, just not one that I fully understand.
10 people found this helpful
ZombiefishfishReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bizarre take on the Madonna - whore complex and the politics of totalitarianism
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Adapted from the novel by Jose Saramago, Denis Villieneuve's bizarre take on the Madonna - whore complex and the politics of totalitarianism is a multi-layered investigation into dualism, control and the relationship between the sexes.

Adam (the first man) is a history lecturer leading a dull life with his partner Mary (recalling both the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene) until he discovers his doppelganger, the outgoing actor Anthony, reminding us of Poe's 'William Wilson'. After they meet-up, the film begins to get weird with Anthony taking control over Adam's life and both men dreaming about spiders (recalling the opening scene of the film when a tarantula is crushed in a sex club, but also, I think, representing a fear of women) leading to a bizarre and unexpected climax.
u lundyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Normally I like films by Denis Villeneuve and I enjoy watching Jake ...
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Normally I like films by Denis Villeneuve and I enjoy watching Jake Gyllenhaal but I was very disappointed by this dull and slow moving psychological thriller. The basic premise was interesting; a history teacher sees his exact double in a DVD and seeks him out. The director is asking existential questions eg is this a bizarre coincidence? an alternate reality? Is our subject delusional? Is he living two separate lives? Ultimately who cares? It was too ponderous and slow to hold my attention. My daughter fell asleep watching it, I only stayed awake because I felt things had to get better. They didn't. Even at 90mins it felt overlong. Watch Polytechnique or Prisoners or the new Bladerunner by the same director,all of which are excellent.
5 people found this helpful
John VReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 April 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Magnificent
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Enemy is wonderful from the very first minute to the last. Normally when a movie is so masterfully directed and performed, so skilfully loaded with foreboding and portentousness, I'm sat thinking, "Yeah, yeah, when's the big letdown coming". But it never came and the ending is one of the best I've seen in all of cinema. I never felt so completely engrossed and wonderstruck by a movie since Mulholland Drive. And similar to MD, there is lots of fun to be had letting the interpretations multiply and proliferate. I can safely use the dreaded "M" word without reluctance: Enemy is a Masterpiece.
7 people found this helpful
David DupreeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 December 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mind blowing
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This film was really amazing and mind blowing!
I'd seen it before a few yrs ago but had to rehash my memory, it's much better than your usual action, fast and furious Hollywood movie
This movie will leave you thinking for days after you've watched the ending
One person found this helpful
Mark L.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 May 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
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You are either going to love or hate this film. What it lacks in a plot it makes up for in stylish David Lynch-style directing from Denis Villeneuve and a haunting soundtrack from Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans.

The last 10 seconds of the film probably summarise what the plot is about (I won't spoil it for you...) but if you like Jake Gyllehaal (and he's in almost every scene) you may enjoy it.

In summary, don't watch this if you want to follow a good plot; but do if you like your films to be stylish.
3 people found this helpful
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